Friday, May 8, 2009

Hi! This is my first blog, so please check back often for new info and interesting stuff including tutorials, articles, and great new photos, definitely a worthwhile stop...

It was very warm today, bordering on hot. That reminds us that summer is here, especially in southern California. We usually see just the 2 seasons, winter and summer, and winter is most definitely over. Summer, however, is basically upon us. I'll be getting up nice and early to get some glass done before the heat of the days sets in, and I am excited. Summer brings about great inspirations as people flock to the beaches to swim, surf, picnic, and just enjoy the great contrast of heat and cool water. I love animals, and summer makes me especially enjoy sculpting ocean animals, like seahorses, turtles, octopi and fish. I also have some special beach beads I'll post on here, because those are so fun to look at. Photos above are my favorites from the warm weather so far. :)
Sorry to see spring go; besides having great hiking weather with interesting flower to stop and enjoy, it also brought me lots of inspiration for new glass items from the garden such as ladybugs, snails, lizards, flowers and even glass leaves. Oh, and I tried making glass tomatoes, which turned out suspiciously like apples... It was a good spring, but alas, we'll have to wait to enjoy spring again next year.
Between blogs, I'll be maintaining my Etsy shop, so please stop by there for available glass gifts and items, and thanks again for visiting :)
Patrice Shepherd,


  1. Hi Patrice:

    Your glasswork is beautiful. I especially like the dragonfly and the fish. All the best to you on your new blog. Looks like we started are blogs during the same weekend (I started mine on Sun May 8th). I'll have to drop by from time to time to check out your work.

  2. Hello, I am in San Diego too. I love your art!! I especially like your turtle. So cute!

  3. whoops just noticed you are in Riverside not San Diego. I saw the blog on Escondido and presumed you lived here. Close enough right?? :)

  4. Absolutely! I wish I were closer in fact, we'd like to move there in 5-10 years :) Julian/Ramona area, just some acreage would be nice. We'll be in Oceanside next month for the Christmas in July at the OMMS, too.